UNIFIL donates for Wadi Hujair Nature Reserve preservation

Syrians sit atop a pickup truck carrying their personal belongings as they return to their homes in towns and villages situated on the eastern outskirts of Daraa on July 7, 2018. Thousands of displaced Syrians headed home after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment. / AFP / Mohamad ABAZEED

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon has donated $25,000 to help better preserve the Wadi Hujair Nature Reserve, the state-run National News Agency reported.

According to the report by the NNA, the funds donated by the UNIFIL forces will be used to purchase better air-filtration systems for the vehicles used by the reserve’s rangers, 50 eco-friendly bins to be used for trash collection and 30 signs to better guide visitors to the reserve. The funding project was announced by Jose Luis Sanchez Martinez, the UNIFIL Section Chief, Wissam El Hayek, qaimaqam of Marjayoun, and the mayors of the villages of Beni Hayan and Qantara. Representatives of the Lebanese Army were also in attendance.